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Three Local Squads Reside on Bubble of Sullivan Qualifying

BY JEFF FALK

 For avid area golfers, competing in the W.B. Sullivan Better-Ball-of-Partners tournament is a must. But ask anyone who has ever played in it, and to a man, he will tell you that the experienced is enhanced expotentially by qualifying for the match-play championship flight.

On the heels of Thursday’s opening day of qualifying on the Lebanon Country Club’s par-72, 6,562-yard layout, three local duos find themselves on the cusp of making it to the championshp flight of the 67th edition of the prestigious event.

Leading local qualifying was the team of Bill Massar, Jr. and Jeff Hoke, a pair of former Lebanon County amateur champions. Massar and Hoke carded a two-under par score of 70 on Thursday, one which featured a three-under par front-nine and a one-over par back nine.

img_7686Traditionally at the Sullivan, scores under 70 have qualified for the match-play championship flight. Following Friday’s second day of qualifying, the low 15 scores will join defending champions Danny McCreesh and Anthony Campanile in the championship flight.

The remainder of the 96-plus qualifiers will engage in medal play in four different flights.

017In light of their 71s on Thursday, two other local duos will likely need help making the championship flight. Reigning Lebanon County amateur champion Tony Deraco and his partner, Greg Behney, fired a 33-38-71, while Jesse Brown and Cody Kersey counted a 36-35-71.

Also of local note, Lebanon Country Club members John DiGiacomo and Steve Allwein scored a 35-40-75.

img_7660Meanwhile, the team of William Chase and Phil D’Amato fired the low round during Thursday’s qualifying, a 68 that included 34s on each of the nines. Also scoring in the 60s were Matt Leaman-Jon Bensing and Nathan Clarkson-Mike Turner, who both turned in 69s.

Opening matches in the championship flight will tee it up at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, while the final match is slated for 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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THURSDAY’S QUALIFYING
William Chase-Phil D’Amato 34-34-68
Matt Leaman-Jon Bensing 34-35-69
Nathan Clarkson-Mike Turner 33-36-69
Trever Mertz-Ryan Kline 34-36-70
Ian Shollenberger-Dylan Shollenberger 32-28-70
Ryan Orcutt-Nicholas Lukow 34-36-70
Bill Massar Jr.-Jeff Hoke 33-37-70
Tom Meredith-Kevin Goserud 35-35-70
Byron Whitman-Joe Klemmer 37-33-70
Scott Kegerris-Austin Kegerris 34-37-71
Greg Behney-Tony Deraco 33-38-71
Eric DiBiaso-Alan Hanley 34-37-71
Dave Kimbley-Pat Sullivan 35-36-71
Jesse Brown-Cody Kersey 36-35-71
Chelton Hunter-Chris Heistand 34-38-72
Jason Weaver-Chad Sweigart 38-34-72
Kevin Pusey-Ed Knoll 35-37-72
Steve Sherk-Skeet Wentling 36-37-73
Alan Kliewer-Craig Kliewer 34-39-73
Mike Battistelli-Rick Palazzo 35-38-73
Tim Pici-Casey Osborne 36-37-73
Josh Majzlic-Chris Hunter 36-37-73
Larry Bellew-Jon Chronister 35-38-73
Scot Adams-Justin Arnt 35-39-74
Tom Kintzer-Dave Winters 36-38-74
P.J. Tighe-Philip Cillo 38-36-74
Phil Blanck-Ed Krzanowsky 37-37-74
Kevin Haag-Jay Stoner 36-38-74
Brett Kendig-Dave Erb 37-37-74
Kurt Linneman-Harry Giannopoulos 38-36-74
Jerry Succi-Doug Meyer 40-35-75
John DiGiacomo-Steve Allwein 35-40-75
Mike Gress-Noah Firestone 36-40-76
Randy Mull-Matthew Knox 37-39-76
Courtney Smyth-Jason Paloskey 34-43-77
Robert Kemp-Jason Radic 38-39-77
Chuck Schwab-Jeffrey Beare 38-40-78
Mark Pollinger-Andy Marinak 38-40-78
Tyler Carpenter-Ray DeMaio 40-38-78
Mike Beskid-Larry Minnich 39-39-78
Nick Merlino-Brett Biggica 38-40-78
Al Miller-Jason Frownfelter 39-41-80
Tyler Cottle-Mike Cottle 39-41-80
David Johnson-George Fava 42-39-81
Mike Hinkle-Scott Summers 43-42-85

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TODAY’S TEE TIMES
7:30 a.m. – Brady Demey-Sasha Neufeld-Kreider, Joe Ward-Patrick Ward

7:40 a.m. – James Dunkelberger-Graham Zug, Bret Wade II-Mike Stover

7:50 a.m. – Ryan Fake-John Fake, Jeff Mayer-Kurt Wildasin

8 a.m. – Ryan Weaber-Stu Hanford, Doug Hallman-Shane Behmer

8:10 a.m. – Jared Palubinski-Rod James, Damon Kaylor-Nick Germak

8:20 a.m. – Scott Keller-Kevin Farrell, Ken Bolcavage-Curtis Haley

8:30 a.m. – Dave Mease-Brett Hoover, Jason Barlow-Kyle Barlow

8:40 a.m. – Bernie Brown-Jimmy Miller, Bill Cregar-Billy Cregar

8:50 a.m. – Brady Goodling-Kyle Deisher, Shane Gingrich-Greg Seidel

9 a.m. – Jeff Sauder-Terry Ferrell, Jeff Storako-Kyle Storako

9:10 a.m. – Glenn Garner-Richard Johnson, Steve Anspach-Josh Kresier

9:20 a.m. – Jim Gardner-Andy Gibbons, Andrew Schell-Tony Romanoski

9:30 a.m. – Eric Schmidt-Greg Etimos, Paul Bickford-Steve Passalaqua

9:40 a.m. – Brian Auman-Dan Brown, Brian Brown-Dave Osborne

9:50 a.m. – Bill Schultz-Jimmy Ward, Dan Ott-Lance Oberparleiter

10 a.m. – Bryan Bebla-Bill Owens, Garrett Barbush-Andy Brightbill

10:10 a.m. – Andy Tompos-Steve Goodley, Jamie McCallum-Tim Heinly

10:20 a.m. – Dave Marshall-Chris O’Shea, Ben Brewer-Alan Newmaster

10:30 a.m. – Al Kline Jr.-Ed Gunkle, Greg O’Connor-Andy Beittel

10:40 a.m. – Michael DiSante-Tim Drazba, Norman Jester-Jason Kowalski

10:50 a.m. – Mike Fizz-Kelly Patton, Bob Know-Rick Garron

11 a.m. – Dale Yingst-Ted Kintz, Gerry Reed-John Campanelli

11:10 a.m. – Martin Gillespie-Jim Gillespie, Bob Dilks-John Capas

11:20 a.m. – Doug Erney-Mark Vogle, Brian Golembiewski-Casey Blankenbiller

11:30 a.m. – Ray Fuller-George Carr, Jeff Austin-Kevin McCullough

11:40 a.m. – Rob Stover-Rick Wortman, Dan Gnias-Andrew Bernat

11:50 a.m. – Ryan Beck-Mike McComb, Steve Gillmor-Kevin Pechin

Noon – Chris Gebhard-Jeff Daniels, Gil Fritz-Jamie Sweigart

12:10 p.m. – Tom Browne-Steve Krueger, John Obert-Gary Weyhausen

12:20 p.m. – Bob Enders-Norm Charlesworth, Craig LaBarbera-Jim Gardina

12:30 p.m. – Roger Karsnitz-Brock Karsnitz, Mike Schmidt Jr.-Mike Schmidt

12:40 p.m. – Joe Russo-Joey Russo, Kyle Kurczeski-Brian Hart

12:50 p.m. – Rick Troutman-Greg Ulp, Steve Walton-Marco Poccia

1 p.m. – Robert Howell-Rich Webber, Mark DeLong-Joe Staub

1:10 p.m. – Rob McConathey-Gil Moniz, Mike Ahern-Chris Hunger

1:20 p.m. – Ryan Schneiter-Brad Wolfson, Brad Roberts-Tim Ahern

1:30 p.m. – Robert Gray-Roy Fisher, John Dickson-Dan Smith

1:40 p.m. – Danny McCreesh-Anthony Campanile (defending champions)

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